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at china, saying china's military is responsible for massive cyber attacks. virginia issued a report saying it traced the attack to nondescript buildings outside of shanghai and over the years, the operation has stolen ter you are bites of information from -- terra bites of information. china is denying the allegations saying chinese law forbids activities that harm internet security. >>> a bail hearing is expected to resume tomorrow for south african track star, oscar pistorius. he appeared in court. prosecutors upgraded the charge against him to premeditated murder. they say that oscar pistorius shot his girlfriend, reeva steevkamp, after she shocked herself in a bathroom following a heated argument. but in a statement, he says he shot steevkamp by mistake, believing he was an intruder. he said he broke down the door and tried to revive her but she died in his arms. prosecutors say the story does not add up. the story came on the day that family and friends said goodbye to reeva steevkamp who was a fashion model and law school graduate. following the hour-long service, reeva steevkamp was
attacks on more u.s. companies to a secret unit of chinese military. coming up, china is responding to the accusation. >>> time now 6:07. the commute will be strange, we have a brand-new crash, where is it? >> northbound 880, this crash is on the off ramp of union city, right there, it is underneath the union city sign if you are looking at the map, westbound san mateo dumbarton, if you are driving on 880 you might see that crash and it's a little bit wet, let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza, nothing heavy just a couple of drops on our camera and that's all it takes. metering lease went on earlier than they usually do and we have a 10 minute drive time at the plaza. it does look good downtown, 6:08 let's go to steve. >>> well, our system is beginning to move in, another nice e-mail from a friend of mine in venetia, she said oh, my gosh it is so cold i am not getting out of bed and if you think it's cold, wait until later today. we have already had some rain and we also had a winter weather advisory and in mendocino some rain is turning to snow and the bullseye will be the santa cr
computers in a flaw in java software. an investigation is underway. >>> china's defense ministry says a report accusing china of hacking attacks on u.s. targets is flawed. in a statement released today, china's military says the report tying the cyber attacks to a secret-chinese military unit working out of this facility in wrong. the defense ministry says merely linking the ip addresses to the facility is not technical proof. >>> 7:49. some california farmers feel line they are being stunned -- stung. >>> the serious reason a sea otter was trained how to slam- dunk. >>> welcome back. a shortage of honey bees threatening california's almond crop. reportedly more than 800,000 acres of almonds are planted all over california. the growers want to cash in the higher sale prices for almonds but they are having a tough time finding bees to pollinate the plants. diseases that reduce the population and out of stay bee croppers face tougher inspections. >>> this is 16-year-old eddie the sea otter, an expert at the slam dunk. >> he's great. >> sees so good, zookeepers say he rarely missing -- h
hacked and claims the hackers are in china. the hackers appears to be an effort to spy on its reporters who cover china. the newspaper says it has now overhauled its cyber security. last night the new york times also announced they have been hacked by someone also covering china. >>> apple's intervention followed a warning of security. and a creation of a patch by oracle that appeared to fix the problem. >>> the mac world convention may not have its name sake vendor anymore but it is still attracting a pretty sizable crowd. the annual event opened up today at the masconi center. apple hasn't participate since 2009 preferring to interact with its customers at its stores instead. the number of attendees has maintained impressive but it has remained steady even though the number of its vendors has almost doubled. >> all these new enterprised sprout up. >> reporter: the show now focuses heavily on mobile devices, app developments and has included developers. >>> retailers are looking forward to an up tick for spenders. consumers will spend an average $130 on their loved ones. many will also
in china. the bay area council is planning to send a delegation to china in two months. there they hope to use the new office to promote trade and collaboration between china. the president of the council says they hope trade office can facilitate the conversations. >>> seems like they're pretty high and i don't understand why they keep going up and down. >> a pinch at the pump and we ask what's behind this sudden price hike. >> and the number one reason many of us feel facebook fatigue. >> and download the ktvu app, click on the icon and watch all of our newscasts live. [ female announcer ] the best thing about this bar it's not a candy bar. 130 calories 7 grams of protein the new fiber one caramel nut protein bar. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >>> three people are under arrest after shots were fired on an oakland freeway this afternoon. police received reports of shots fire from a white audi near keller. officers pulled the car over and made one arrest. the driver of that car raced off again fin
for a crackdown on china to stop its cyberattacks against the u.s. a report blamed the chinese mystery for stealing information from government agencies. today, congressman mike rogers of alabama called for the indictment of chinese hackers and for sanctions. he says china is not facing consequences. >> they use their military and intelligence structure to steal intellectual property from american businesses and european businesses and asian businesses, repurpose it, and then compete in the national market against the united states. >> china denies any wrongdoing. >>> back to our continuing coverage on the selection of a new pope. cardinal peter turkson of ghana is considered one of the top contenders. one book maker has him as the favorite. if he is selected, he would be the first black pope and a rare non-european. new york physician dr. joe marada is a friend of his. >> he has told me that i need to understand that the church is thousands of years old, that change and adoption of new ideas in the church, by necessity, takes place very, very slowly. >> turkson is the president of the
tourist. the landeros didn't get a reward, but the owner did promise to show them around china if they visit there. >>> there is a push underway to put a mom in that seat. heather holmes is live now in the city's sunset district to tell us who is applying the mommy pressure. >> reporter: julie, it's a top official with the san francisco democratic party. she drafted this resolution, urging the mayor to select a mother. a woman who may spend lots of time here at the playground, or library, but who can also bring a unique voice. sunset residents will soon be finding out who will be fighting for them. the district for position became available last month, mayor lee selected carmen sue to special reporter. since then there's been a lot of political intrigue over her replacement. she says the appointment could help stop the exodus of families. >> i think that a mother's voice on the board of supervisors would probably lead to more family friendly policies, legislation that would make it easier for families to stay in san francisco. >> reporter: the 11 member board is a diverse group
did. china is also responding to that nuclear test. >>> president barack obama gives his state of the union address at 6:00 tonight. he will talk about some of the issues he raised in his inauguration speech, immigration reform reducing gun violence and investing in education. more than anything the president is expected to talk about the economy and creating jobs. >> the president's preoccupation since he began running for office is what we need to do is raise the economy for the middle-class... >> senator marco rubio will give a response immediately after the president's speech. he will deliver it in english and spanish and that is seen by republicans to attract latino voters. >>> he will be seated near the first lady and the first lady has also invited military families and victims of gun violence. you can watch the address right here starting at 6:00. then at 7:30 we will break down the president's speech and gop response. >>> let's get everybody going, sal, how is the east shore going? >> right now traffic is busier in vallejo and also in richmond on the way to el cerrito.
and china town. one group says they shouldn't do this. >> they need to be concerned and maybe be concerned about rationing back some of their activities. >> the post office said the conference in san francisco will make money by creating future business and new sales lead. the postal service said they would have to pay for golfing and will shoulder other costs. >> reporter: organizers said it is designed to educate businesses about the services and products that are offered by the u.s. postal service. they earn $73,000 for every dollar they spent to send employees to a similar conference last year. eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> san francisco's bomb squad shut down the financial district after a report of a suspicious package. it came in from the wells fargo headquarters leading to the closure between california and sacramento street at 8:00 a.m. this morning. they determined there was no threat and gave the all clear this afternoon. >>> in the south bay, we have learned that search and rescue crews have just retrieved the body of a hiker who died after falling off a cliff. ktvu
. >>> they are more than 100 companies seeking chinese military and coming up, how china is responding to that accusation. >>> also this morning, olympic athlete oscar pistorius said he killed his girlfriend but not on purpose. oscar pistorius said he shot his girlfriend thinking he was a robber and they charged oscar pistorius with murder after he shot his girlfriend four times through a bathroom door. in statements read by his lawyer he describes in detail what he says happened. he felt extremely vulnerable without his legs and shot at the bathroom door. he used a cricket bat to break down the door and funeral services for reeva steenkamp are being held today. >>> it could cause him to lose his london para olympic medals and they found steroids inside his home. they say his metals could be taken away if it is discovered he was taking steroids before or during the olympic games. >>> they will reduce gun violence in the area and gun owners could get up to $300 in cash in exchange for each weapon turned in. the kind of money will depend on firearms. no personal information will take pla
worldwide and china denies the allegations. >>> they could have a key issue as cia director, democratic senators are providing full access to full classified opinions on when to use drone strikes but they are dealing with republican senators behind closed doors to provide more information on the attacks on the american consulate in benghazi. >>> the sequester is just eight days a week and kyla campbell reports from our washington d.c. newsroom, these cuts will hurt more than our federal employees. >> reporter: everyone has to cut 10% and you don't have to be one of the two federal civilian employees nationwide to be hurt by sequester tracing. -- by the sequester. if it goes into effect, that means there will be fewer internal revenue service operators and many things will be reduced. if you fly for work or vacation the number of tsa workers will be slashed and expect an additional hour to be tacked on to your weight times they will have to cut back on immunizations for 50,000 people and if they can agree on a long term spending plan they will have a reduction but right now republicans r
of iphones will support union elections across china. the company employs a million people, mostly in huge factories. the decision follows a series of recommendations from a internationals panel hired by apple after allegations of poor working conditions, low pay and suicides. >>> six californian whose worked help better the state were honored today in sacramento. [ cheers and applause ] >> the foundation handed out grants to three non-profits. one developed the mission asset fund that injects capital into areas ignored by big banks. >> when people have no access they have to pull resources and that is how they build credit. >> each was awarded $125,000. >>> after the break a deadly shooting near a family, friendly festival, what may need to change to keep it safe. >> our number one priority is public safety. >> sometimes it pays to be a loser. why losing bidders for the california california's high- speed rail will still get paid. >> and i am tracking the rain and the weather when we come back. you can't move the tv there. yuh-huh. we have a wireless receiver. listen. back in my day, ther
labor, in many parts of china factories lure them with promises of internships or temporary assignments, often using forged documents, their movements are also restricted, the require limited stands and the freedom to leave. >>> if love is blind it might also be broke after that. americans plan to spend 18.6 billion dollars to show their affection. men will account for 2/3 of that and averages out to $131 per love struck consumer. as always the big sellers are expecteded to be candy, flowers and jewelry. >>> today on ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 we are following multiple developing stories right now, tracking down more information on the man arrested for plotting to blow up a bank and also expect to learn about the man arrested and accused of killing a 13-year-old fairfield girl. >>> those stories and more at 5:00. thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we will see you the next time news breaks. be join sure to join us at 5:00. we are always here at ktvu.com and mobile ktvu.com. send comments to comments@captioncolorado.com captions by terry james, caption colorado, llc. ao
in the decades of the fall of saigon. between 1,500 and 2,000 a month still brave the south china sea with its risks of pirates, thirst, hunger and rough seas. it's believed 250,000 of them have died in their desperate attempt for a new life. >>> the same night ktvu brought you that report we had news of a different sort about a former boat person here in the bay area. here's elane corral in 1976. >> reporter: 35-year-old chong hit $1 million in the state lottery today. >> $1 million, a million dollars. >> reporter: chong told lottery officials he's applying for american citizenship. chon fled vietnam. they boarded a small boat for seven days. chong now works as an auto mechanic. he says he plans to use his winnings to buy a home and put the rest in the bank and hopes to have his own auto shop one day. >>> they held a reunion at camp pendelton where they had first lived. >> reporter: they returned to southern california back to where their lives began. then they called it little saigon a temporary city for those fleeing saigon. >> what you have taken from your departure here at camp pendelton
the lunar new year are being held around the world. ♪ >> in china, buddhist monks tolled bells and chanted. more than 35,000 people in the u.s. have signed a petition asking president obama to make the day a national holiday. san francisco's chinatown will celebrate with a parade a week from saturday. the parade which is known for elaborate floats and costumes, dates back to the 1860s. it's considered the largest celebration of chinese culture outside of asia. you can watch the parade right here on ktvu on february 23rd, starting at 6:00 p.m. >>> the golden state warriors get ready to announce a major change. >>> and the highlights of last night's grammy awards, including the bay area group that came out a big winner. q >>> with the major market indexes near record highs, wall street is taking a pause today with no major economic reports being announced. stocks are modestly lower in afternoon trading. the s&p 500 ended last week at its highest level since november 2007. the dow is down 19. nasdaq down 7. s&p down 2. >>> well, apple's stock is up about 1% this noontime. a news that could so
such a system that would cost $80 million. a small price that other countries paid after a disaster. >> in china after 70,000 people died they funded it. i am proud that california might be the first place to get it without a deadly earthquake first. >> reporter: it is unclear if the bill will pass, where the money will come from. if they had the funding now they could get it up and running in two years. ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> san francisco mayor ed lee praised a program today aimed at improving neighborhoods. he joined other leaders and said san san francisco's community districts are improving quality of life. once an area established one, property owners must fund the improvements. there are a dozen different in san francisco. >>> apple is working on a watch- like device that would work like a smartphone. they are discussing the wrist computer. the idea isn't new, apple hired people with backgrounds in related technologies. >>> apple ceo will watch tomorrow's state of the union address with the first lady. he will sit in her box. ktvu will carry the state of the union address
got ahold of white papers and e-mails from high-ranking employees in the u.s. government. china's leaders deny these claims and they their country is a victim of cyber attacks. >> translator: 14 million chinese computers were attacked from ip addresses abroad. met of these attacks mumm -- most of these attacks come from the united states. >> reporter: the cyber expert is speaking out. what the u.s. says the government should do in response to these attacks. that's when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> thank you, kyla. later this morning, san francisco mayor ed lee and the giants are expected to make a major announcement about a waterfront project. we showed you yesterday about the mission rock development. it includes plans to build businesses and restaurants. the giants own the land and anchor brewing company plans to expand its operation with a second location at the site, the chronicle reports. the port still has to approve the project. >>> mat cain is getting -- matt cain is getting ready for his opening day start. he will face the dodgers in los angel
by europeans but with a growing market in china and canada. >>> today on ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00, the immigration debate heats up today in the south bay. we will be there for a big rally and march planed for san jose, plus an exclusive ktvu field pole reveals a shift in california's position on this hot button issue. >>> thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we will see you the next time news breaks, we are always here for you on ktvu.com and mobile ktvu.com. send comments to comments@captioncolorado.com captions by terry james, caption colorado, llc.
celebration continues tonight here in san francisco. here you see this china town usa2012. her successor will be crowned tonight in a black tie ball in union square. good weather tomorrow could bring out as many as 1.2 million people to enjoy the parade. their advise this year is to take public transit. get here around noon and be prepared to stick around a little later to enjoy the party and the streets after the parade concludes. reporting live, david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> and again you can watch the chinese new year parade live right here on ktvu at 6:00 tomorrow night. i'll be cohosting along with ben fong torrez. we hope you will join us. >>> tonight we got a look at just how much money school area districts will get under governor jerry brown's proposal to boost school spending. essentially here's how it will work. each school district will get a base amount of money per student. however the governor's new equation includes extra funding for districts with a large number of low income students, foster children, or kids who are learning english. >>> the state departmen
, today, kfc is launching a campaign to rebuild its brand in china. kfc has 4,000 restaurants in china. the biggest fast-food chain in china. customers started to stay away after television reported some of the suppliers violated rules and used drugs to fatten up chickens. sales in china fell more than a third. the company says it will stress strict management and they will drop any supplier that does not follow the rules. >>> the bay area has a big presence on the "sought today's" miss of 100 restaurants -- on the "usa today's" miss of 100 restaurants on the list. the french laundry is number one. seven other local restaurants on that very special list. >>> all right. it is 7:53. we'll have a check on traffic and weather -- next on "mornings on 2." you can't move the tv there. yuh-huh. we have a wireless receiver. listen. back in my day, there was no u-verse wireless receiver that let you move the tv away from the tv outlet. we can move it to the kitchen, the patio, the closet and almost anywhere. why would you want a tv in the closet? [ both laugh ] ♪ [ fancy voice ] brilliant idea
for this gentleman. >>> these two kids have fallen through the ice in a river in china. a woman and her husband saw them, ran to the scene, started screaming for help. other bystanders and police came to the scene. you can see here, they don't have a lot of fancy equipment. they use what they have. easing out on a ladder with some rope to get the kids out. >> out there with a ladder and rope. this isn't professional gear here. >> these people are in what looks like regular kind of clothes in the water holding the kids up. now, a little boy was already pulled to safety. here you're seeing the little girl being pulled out of the water. they were taken to the hospital, but they are going to be okay. >> awesome of those people to risk their own lives for the lives of others. that's humanity. >>> in australia, place called lake buffalo. a beautiful day, and look at this boat. witnesses say two teenagers started the boat and the boat caught fire. all they did was start it. look at the person on the jet ski come into the scene to save the day. >> yeah. that's awesome. >> well, the guy was there at the par
so far this morning. over night china shanghai index the big winner in asia gained nearly 1.5% as investors remain optimistic about china's economic outlook. australia and japan also finished the day higher. wall street indicates right now a pretty good opening. as far as the futures go. down day yesterday. not a huge amount. but a lot is going to depend on what happens in the next nine minutes. we get the monthly unemployment report. i'll see what happens then. >>> just about 5:22. big news for beer lovers. it involves two big companies planning to team up. >>> 49ers or the ravens? ozzy the grizzly bear protects the winner. -oh! -oh! oh! oh! ♪ what do you know? oh! ♪ bacon? -oh! -oh! oh! [ female announcer ] with 40 delicious progresso soups at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons people are saying "progress-oh!" share your story for a chance to win a progress-oh! makeover in hollywood. go to facebook.com/progresso to enter. >>> the federal government put a proposed beer merger on ice. the justice department filed an antitrust lawsuit blocking the plan $20
violence and faces up to a year in jail. >>> in china, they are trying to raise participation over bad publicity and poor working conditions. china makes apple's i pad and they have been complaining about the conditions at the work facilities and now they are allowing them to elect union rep tis. >>> 49ers -- union rep tis. >>> the so called dynamite spectacular could happen within weeks for the 49ers game next season. they plan to turn the candle stick site into a retail residential and office complex. >>> warriors and the san francisco giants are reportedly working out their differences over plans over a new pro basketball arena and that's due in part to mayor ed lee acting as a immediate waiter -- mediator. they are planning on moving when their leasings buyers in oakland. giants are worried about traffic problems that were caused because it is so close to at&t park. >>> muhammed ali's daughter is denying reports that he is near death. she said the boxing legend was watching the super bowl at home and was even wearing a jersey and they quoted him saying the former heavyweight champi
the world. that's in china where buddhist monks tolled the bells. more than 35,000 people have signed a petition asking president obama to make the start of the lunar new year a national holiday. billions of people worldwide support the lunar new year which is a time to return home to visit family. here in san francisco china town will celebrate the year of the snake a week from saturday with a chinese new year parade. the parade which is known for the elaborate floats and costumes dates back to the 1860s. it is considered the largest celebration outside of asia. and you can watch it with us right here on february 23rd. ktvu channel 2 starting at 6:00. we'll all be there. >> we will be there. >>> time now 6:49. sal is here right now. if you are watching the roads what are you focused on? >> we're look agent the east -- we're looking at the east bay to start off. this is where the east bay turns into south bay. 237 it is slow as well. so it's kind of a typical monday morning as we get slow here in the south bay. and also in the east bay southbound 880. let's talk about livermore valley
are being held around the world. now in china buddhist monks toed bells and chanted to welcome the year of the snake. more than 35,000 people in the u.s. have signed a petition. they are asking president obama to make the start of the lunar new year a national holiday. billions of people world-wide celebrate the lunar new year. it's traditionally a time to return home to visit family. >>> san francisco china town will celebrate the year of the snake next saturday with the famous chinese new year parade. that parade known for its elaborate floats and costumes dates back to the 1860s. it's considered the biggest celebration of chinese culture outside of asia. you can of course watch the parade right here on ktvu beginning at 6:00 p.m. and as sal knows we're all going to be in the parade as well. and ktvu will bring it all to you. sal, i will be standing right behind you as the people are screaming sal, sal. >> i will be having fun again. >>> good morning, everybody. let's take a look at what we have. dave mentioned we are doing pretty well and i would second that. traffic is looking good
a look at the weekend with a chance of a sprinkle. >>> two days from now, san francisco china town will usher in the year of the snake. rob roth joins us live with why the rout is different this year. >> reporter: we're under the rotunda here in city hall where a celebration is about to begin. about 200 people are expected at the lunar year kick off. mayor lee is expected to speak and we're also expecting lion dancers. the massive chinese new year parade is set for sunday night and there's still a lot of work to do to get ready. for this crew of float builders it's the home stretch. they are preparing the last of the 24 float that is will highlight this year's chinese new year parade the biggest outside of china. the float builders reported being way behind schedule but now are planning to build way more floats. >> those are massive amounts to buy. and to actually put on the float. so you never know if you have enough until you get down to that last little golden coin. >> reporter: one unique coin still under construction is an oil pump. during the parade, someone will be inside th
an overnight hit in china. >>> a lot of sunshine. it would be really nice. are we by golden gate field? yes, we are. big weekend at the el camino for the preparation of the kentucky derby. >>> there's controversy surrounding a decision made by the pope in one of his final appointments as the leader of the catholic church. he gave the approval for erns van fryburg to become the new head but an investigation shows he's the chairman of a ship builder helping to create warships for the navy. and that's creating controversy. >>> south korea says it has not detected any radioactive elements from north korea's nuclear test early this week. in the meantime, in north korea, people are celebrating the success of the country's third nuclear test. china and japan are collecting air samples in order to determine whether the north koreans used uranium and pleau tonial. if uranium is detected, that would indicate the nuclear program is at an advanced stage. >>> 8:14. republicans blocked a vote to confirm secretary of defense nominee chuck hagel. as kye ba campbell reports -- kye ba campbell reports -- kyla ca
on a field hospital killed 18 in another city. >>> china cyber spies are being accused of targeting newspapers, law firms and think tanks and most of the institutions of washington. that's according to the washington post. experts say cyber spies are going after information on how government officials make decisions, a united states security company said hackers linked to a secret military site in china have been targeting organizations around the world. china is denying it. >>> other news, we have information about drone memos. the white house refusing to share with congress the legal opinions that they say justify targeted killings. again this information is coming in. we will have more details about these memos in a few. >> in a few hours democrats in washington are holding a hearing on automatic government spending cuts set to take effect next week. democrats and republicans are not compromising to avoid the cuts. they are busy pointing fingers. >> reporter: the president blames republicans for these automatic cuts known as sequestration. he said they aren't willing to negotiat
station at 7:30 at the china gate on grant avenue and pudding wills be available on lumbard and hyde at 12:30. >> nothing masks the bitter taste of defeat like the sweet taste of jello. sal, how is traffic? >>> it is okay, we are getting more crowded if you are driving through the bay area, we are looking at the east shore freeway in berkeley and you can definitely tell, people are joining us for this commute and we are getting a crowd already although it's not super crowded but there is a small delay for some of the cash pairs. once you get on to the bridge, it does look good for san francisco and there is no major problems if you drive through to san mateo, let's go to steve. >>> all right, sal? >> yes, steve. >> all right, i am ready, here is our front and when it bends out, it means they are dying. tenuous little rope there but it has moved some big fog and there is a lot of low clouds and fog around temperatures in the 40s low clouds, that system is getting closer on the marin coast and mostly cloudy, high clouds this afternoon, the system could give a little bit of rain in mendocino
hit its highest in years and china and south korea also slipped. we did get word from the european central bank which should help markets around the world and right now futures do indicate a slightly higher opening in the u.s. >>> today chevrolet is introducing its first powered vehicle and gm will unveil the chevy cruise compact which will sell for $5,000 more than the gas powered model. it is more efficient and they are calling it a strong seller for chevy. >>> a marin oyster farm is involving a judge and a deadlock. >>> and this is caught on tape, an suv plows right into a restaurant. . >>> in florida an suv crashed right into his restaurant. he moved right out the way in time. the driver, a 70-year-old woman who just lost control and she walked away with no major injuries. >>> now we know the cause of death of a woman whose body was found in the river of a santa cruz woman. the body is that of guadeloupe quart tess. she -- cortez. she was last seen swimming in the river with two men. she suffered from hypothermia and drowned in the river. the investigation continues. >>> the dr
china take rang in the lunar new year. . >>> first lady michelle obama joined family and friends in chicago today at a funeral for slain 15-year-old hadia pendleton. she was shot back on january 29th, not far from the obama's chicago home. and just days after performing with her school band at the presidential inauguration. now, police have not released an official motive yet, but they believe gang members may have mistaken pendleton and her friends for a rival gang. in addition to mrs. obama, several other dignitaries attended, including illinois governor pat quinn, chicago mayor rahm emanuel, reverend jesse jackson and education secretary arne duncan. >>> president obama used his weekly address today to press congress to prevent a series of automatic spending cuts from taking place on march 1st. the president says the cuts would strike a blow to the economy at a critical time. >> at a time when economists and business leaders from across the spectrum have said our economy is poised for progress, we shouldn't allow self-inflicted wounds to put that progress in jeopardy. >> congr
nations condemned the move and only the major ally, china opposed it. today's test can be attached to a missile and targeted at the u.s. >> this was conducted as a realistic test to protect the sovereignty against the u.s.... >> reporter: this comes as president barack obama is preparing for his state of union address tonight and the timing of this test is no coincidence. i did reach out to see if the president will respond to this latest test and she has not gotten back to me. i will give you another update when i see you next. kyla campbell washington d.c. ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> senator chuck hagel's fellow republicans on the committee have challenged his past statements on israel iran and nuclear weapons. they pressed senator chuck hagel for more of his personal finances. >>> a cruise ship is expected to be towed to alabama instead of new mexico. strong currents caused the ship to drift north. triumph became stranded and more than 3,000 passengers are on board and are sick. they are dealing with no working toilets and that ship should arrive in mobile alabama on thursd
us independent and it will help bring -- manufacturerring back from places like china. simple flying the tax code will help small businesses. we agree with the president we should lower the corporate tax rate which is one of the highest in the world so companies will bring money and jobs back here from overseas. we can also help grow our economy if we have a legal immigration system that allows us to attract and asemi-late the best and brightest. we need a responsible permanent solution to the problem of those here illegally but first, we must follow through on the broken promises of the past to secure the borders and enforce the laws. helping the middle class to require an education system that gives people the skills today's jobs entail and tomorrow's knowledge. we need to incentive schools and give all parents, especially the parents of children with special needs the opportunity to send their children to the school of their choice and because college tuition costs have grown so fast, we need to change the way we pay for higher education. now i believe in federal financial
away. they have discovered the body is a male. >>> a statement released today says china's military says tying cyber attacks to a secret chinese military unit working out of this facility in shanghai was wrong. they say merely linking the i p addresses to that facility is not technical proof. >>> back in the u.s. general john allan has made it official and he will retire to become the supreme nato commander. he said he needs to address health issues and his nomination was sidelined during an investigation of e-mails he sent to jill kelley. they cleared general allan of any wrongdoing. >>> the largest employee retirement fund will divest itself and they will sell off $5 million worth of stock in two companies that manufacture assault weapons and high capacity ammunition clips. it includes firefighters chp and teachers in light of the connecticut school shooting. >>> pittsburgh is said to have a gun buy back in hopes of getting dangerous weapons off the streets. it will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. march 1st and organizers will pay 300 for assault weapons and 200 for every
that will make this year's event. the largest new year's event outside china. our coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. with julie haener and ben phan torrez. if you're away from your tv we'll be streaming it for you. >> it was warmer out there today. take a look at the highs. the warm spot was 64 in santa rosa. cool spot was san mateo at 67. highs tomorrow they're coming up. numbers tomorrow are going to be mid-60s, kind of low 60s. more 60s than 50s for sure but slightly warmer tomorrow. there's clouds moving in over head. i already pointed those out for you. temperatures outside are chilly. friday morning will be a lot like this morning a little bit warmer but it's still going to be cold. so you will still find frost in those inland bay valleys. you will find some frost out in the livermore valley and that's it. as you get going to work it's chilly. by lunchtime your jackets are you don't need them. the weekend, there's a chance for sprinkles, it's weird they show up early saturday morning. i'll show you on the outer band of this where there's very little dynamics, weak dynamics that's why we're
's the year of the snake many floats are featuring the snake in the design. parade watcher also see miss china town usa and her court. >> i am invested in my culture. my roots and i want to show them that the culture is a very important aspect of my life. >> there will be extra police monitoring the event. no parking signs are already up along the route. we will once again show the parade. a broadcast center has been set up. >>> and while the parade is the main event there are other activities in san francisco's china town. a community street fair starts at ten and will be open through tomorrow. attractions include asian dancers, you can also get your photograph taken with a giant dragon display. senate parade route is a bit different because of construction of a new subway system. take a look at the map on the screen. this parade starts at 5:15 tonight at second and market. then goes up to kirdy and post, pow el and sutter. the route will end at columbus and streets around that area will be blocked off so people are told to take public transition. >>> you can also watch that parade here on
in. >>> take a look at this blaze in a fireworks warehouse in china. firefighters say the fire started in a candle company on the third floor of the building then spread down to the ground floor where the fireworks are stored. firefighters say it took about four hours to put out the flames. the good news no one was injured. >>> freezing, hold for five seconds. >>> in hong kong, 101-year-old runner chasting says tomorrow he will run his last competitive race. just two months shy of his 102nd birthday, ching is planning to take part of the 10- kilometer leg. sing ran his first marathon at the age of 92 following the death of his wife and son. singh says he does not intend to give up running for fun. >>> u.s. and mexican authorities have shut down a tunnel. the opening was in mexico just west of the nogales port of entry and extended five miles into u.s. territory. authorities believe this tunnel was going to be used by drug smugglers. authorities have arrested a man they found digging the route. >>> police say they have public support and president obama should move forward with
how this will affect the global economy. this is dropping 2 and a quarter percent and china and hong kong closed at 1%. checking in on our numbers, they started responding well to the european markets and i did say early on, i was not sure how the markets were coming through but the dow jones industrial average dropped 216 points and right now i am looking at the futures and it looks like a higher opening and we will see how it works out today. >>> it is more than the usual number of layoffs in some departments and the bank usually eliminates the weakest 5 to 7 employees around now. other chief financial officers are laying off and it may be a way to generate a return for their shareholders. >>> mayor ed lee is about to appoint a new supervisor. >>> plus researchers are concerned about the benefits of a certain diet, we will explain. . >> welcome back, we are talking about the two scuba divers who were killed on the monterey coast last week. they were identified from east san jose. the couple was diving when they went missing and according to a website they lived in the ukraine until
than 1,000 people took over the streets of china town for the ymca 35th annual 5k run and walk. this year's event will help fund the physical education programs. >> not a lot of people know about obesity and the chinese community are very poorty. it'll a good way to bring that to our community. >> some people dressed as the slithery star of the new year. >>> that celebration continues next weekend in san francisco with the big chinese new year parade. it is the largest celebration of chinese culture outside of asian. it features floats and costumes dating back to the 1850s. you can see it here saturday starting at 6:00 p.m. >>> the nba all star game lives up to its exhibition hype. >>> tempers flair as cal's mike montgomery tries to gear up its players.
york times" says computer hackers hacked from china, the paper said it's now over hauled the cyber security. meantime, china's ministry of national defense denies any involvement in the cyber attack. >>> fox news host geraldo rivera is seriously thinking about running for a u.s. new jersey senate seat in 2013. he said he's been in touch with people in the republican party in new jersey. now, 89-year-old new jersey frank lautenburg has not said whether he will be seeking re- election. cory booker, also a democrat, said he's thinking about running as well. >>> the death toll in yesterday's explosion at the mexico state-owned headquarters continues to rise. we've learned 32 people have died. and more than 120 were hurt. crews are continuing to rescue people trapped by debris. the explosion occurred in the basement and then heavily damaged three floors of the building where several thousand people worked. no word on what caused the blast. >>> ten years ago today, the space shuttle "columbia" disintegrated as it returned to earth a. all seven crew members died and today nasa centers aro
china. they say we are also hearing cases like this in las vegas, new york, chicago, boston and seattle. again we are expecting some type of press conference or meeting discussing this scam around 12 or one this afternoon. we are live. brian flores. >> thank you. the largest chinese new year parade takes place tomorrow night in san francisco. always love those. city hall was in a festive mood with the traditional dragon dance. the mayor said according to tradition an attribute to the year of the snake is romance. you can see it tomorrow night starting at six. it'll be hosted by julie. we will stream the parade live on your smart phone and tablet and dave may send out a tweeter. >> i may. i will be taking pictures. >> great. i'm out of here. >> you having a good time? >> we are seeing some slow traffic there. this is a look at 80 westbound. yes to answer your question. this is one of the better ones. 80 westbound as you head out to the maze. no major problems. as i look at the chp list we aren't seeing a lot of collisions reported. let's go to the bay bridge. you can see that traffi
is on the mission rock project. the project is along the where thefront in china basin park. it's right next to at&t park. it will take up pier 48 and parking lot a. the plan is almost complete on the land owned by the giants. the idea, turn the parking lot and that desolate area into housing for 2,000 people for residents and to be -- and jobs for 7,000 for jobs. the port commission still has to approve the project. but this is a sketch of the chronicle about how the urban village will look. there are also reports in the chronickicle that the -- chronicle that the commission is close to signing off the deal. the giants also says this will be good reeve knew for the team to help pay for rising stars. and there are still environmental impact hurdles to cross. the finish site, still likely seven more years away. pam cook, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> the bay area market for townhouses and condos is womaning -- booming. realtors say buyers are fighting for a limited amount of new and previously-owned condos. investors have snapped up a lot of them -- and are renting them out. median prices
some bad publicity they are getting over poor working conditions. china is making apple's iphone and i-pad and they have been criticized for worker's conditions -- workers' conditions at those plants. for the first time they will allowing fox plant to elect union rep tis. >>> it -- representatives. >>> we are getting to the heart of the commute and 880 westbound from richmond to berkeley all the way to the mcarthur maze, there is a little bit of waiting going on but some of those metering lights will be going on soon. fremont commute still looks pretty good and it is probably the best it will be for this time. 238 to mauerry avenue with no major delays, let's go to steve. >>> well, it is kind of a different pattern, not only do we have inland fog, radiation fog and we also have coastal fog which is up to 700 to 1,000 feet and the combination of the two makes for overnight lows to be a little warmer still that coastal fog is not going anywhere and the coast will be cooler than last week. we have more a westerly breeze and last week it was all offshore down towards santa cruz but not any
sutter and civic center bart station. and china town gates will be given out at 930 this morning. -- 9:30 this morning and also pudding will be given out on whom barred at 12:30 this afternoon. >> one viewer is asking if bill cosby is giving out the pudding. >>> lucky to be alive, i think you will all agree when you see the dramatic crash all caught on camera. >>> live in los gatos, they can't seem to stop attracting controversy. we will explain what it's all about and we will tell you what it has prompted the town council to do. >>> it looks like we have slow traffic coming through and we will tell you more about the morning commute and the bay area weather. there's this island -- and it's got super-cute kangaroos. barrow island has got rare kangaroos. ♪ chevron has been developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ ...it's ♪ yeeeowwww! ♪ hot mess to l
. >>> and in china, 1,500 firefighters are finally getting the upper hand against a wildfire that's been burning for a day and a half. the flames threatened gas and electrical fire stations. officials say a sanitation worker started the fire by burning waste and has now been arrested. >>> a kindergartner and his grandmother's idea has come to fruition. he asked his grandmother is there another famous african american besides martin luther king. >> it really took me by surprise for him to say that because he was only in kindergarten at the time. i said there's so many people that even dr. king admired. >> carolyn hoskins said she began her collection knowing that so many african americans had contributed to the world. by the way, she's the wife of nfl player hoskins. >>> the home has five bedrooms and six bathrooms and it was owned by the late tahoe casino executive william ledbetter. tahoe's high real estate market has been picking up and is now actively rebounding. >>> the federal reserved hacked. who did it, the information they took and the central bank's response. >>> fireplaces under fire.
the record high. china reported its exports sent most asian markets soring. many companies rush to complete inport and export orders. japan bucked the trend dropping almost 2% though. that was led by sony which reported a $115 million loss. >>> checking in on the u.s. markets and where we start the day. slight gains yesterday with dow jones starting today at 13,944. and i'm just getting a fresh look at the futures right now. they do indicate a bit of a mixed opening. >>> the u.s. justice department is looking at suing moody. the government is likely to hold off until a similar lawsuit against rival standard and poors is tested in the courts. both ratings services are accused of inflating some mortgage bonds. >>> if you drank, how the price of alcohol could effect your life. details of a new study and how the price tag of that drink may keep some people alive. >>> and out of this world science project becomes a youtube sensation. the local students who is behind it. >>> welcome back. a houston woman is facing vehicle homicide charges in a super bowl tragedy. they were killed in a suspected d
disinfecting products. >>> in many parts of china, employers lure kids by using forged documents then the young workers are not allowed to leave. hp's new standard requires standard for students and their right to leave at any time. >>> another contra costa restaurant closed, patrons sick. what health officials say was on the plate. >>> fighting litter with kids and a new plan. a new plan inspired by a whiff. when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> recapping the three big stories we've been following for you all day. a san jose man is behind bars after authorities say he tried to blow up a bank. he tried to blow up the b of a with what he thought was a bomb. turns out the person he was building that bomb with was an fbi agent. leneza is a devout muslim who thought he was doing there to honor ala. >>> officers say 32-year-old anthony lam
and oakland china towns. while new year's day is two days away, people already put up decorations such as this stroll here to welcome in the year of the snake. fresh out of the oven, roast pig is a must have item on the dinner table tomorrow night, new year's eve. along with a whole chicken and other dishes. >> food is always a big deal for chinese. especially for chinese new year because that's the time when we try to get gather the whole entire family. >> reporter: following tomorrow's feast, chinese will try to have a vegetarian new year's day. it's a tradition to clean the home and put out flowers. tang immigrated almost 30 years ago. she says celebrating chinese new year is a way of remembers her homeland. she showed us the red and gold decorations that many chinese families now have in their homes. all symbols of fortune, prosperity and health. >> i take both the western and asian culture, i think it's cool to speak our own language, and keep our own culture. my kids are bilingual. >> reporter: family and friends visit each other's homes bearing gifts of sweets and fruit. >>
of the countries third nuclear tests. china and japan are collecting air samples in order to determine whether the north koreans used uranium or platinum. if uranium is connected that -- detected that could mean they are at an advanced stage. >>> chuck hagel will have to wait ten more days to find out if he is secretary of defense. as kyla campbell reports a filibuster led by republicans is causing the delay. kay -- kyla. >> reporter: only four republicans supported their former gop colleague. they want more information on hagels finances and the speeches he's given in recent years. they also want more details on how president obama responded to the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi libya this past september. so a vote won't happen until congress returns from recess the week of february 25th. that means out going secretary of defense leon panetta's retirement has been delayed. he has to head to the pentagon for another ten days. he seems to be taking it in stride. >> the second best valentines present would be to allow civil i have and i to get the hell out of town. [ laughter ]
and china town. at a time when the postal service is under fire for losing money and scrapping some saturday mail service. one watchdog group says the government shouldn't pay to fly its executives into town. >> they need to be concerned about the objects of this and be concerned about you know ratcheting back on what is considered some of their more luxurious activities. >> reporter: organizers of the national postal forum say the event is designed to inform businesses offered by the postal service. it's targeted thousands of small businesses here in the bay area and it expects to generate millions of the dollars of new revenue. in san francisco, eric rasmussen, ktvu news. >>> showers in the forecast tonight. not a lot of rain in most snow levels. showers out toward modesto. we've had reports of light sprinkles showing up along the peninsula and along the coast. computer model then for tomorrow morning, 5:00 a.m. some showers, 9:00 a.m. showers moving into oakland now. that's the kind of later morning commute. and then you get to 10:00, this is kind of wet here the 10:00 period from 10:00 t
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